OTC & ECCO, Spring 2014 Gear

OTC is proud to be a brand ambassador for the footwear and lifestyle brand ECCO.  When it comes to everyday life, we often need items that work well, get the job done, and are a comfortable fit.  More often than you might think, ECCO products fit that bill. Shoes that are incredibly comfortable and versatile, … [Read more…]

From Ready-Made to Bespoke

Jon Green is a celebrated New York-based bespoke clothier well-known to readers of Forbes, The Financial Times, and American Express’ ‘Departures’ magazine. He is also a good friend of OTC and occasional contributor. Here, Jon provides us with a useful breakdown of the various forms that tailored clothing can take, from ready-made to bespoke. Bespoke … [Read more…]

Behind the Scenes at Barbour

A Barbour jacket is perhaps one of the most iconic garments around today.  Even at a distance, they are immediately recognizable.  The Barbour  brand itself is synonymous with country living, horses, rolling estates, a stiff drink and, more than anything else, heritage. Your classic Beaufort or Bedale coat is meant to be with you for … [Read more…]

Taking Proper Suit for a Spin

As we continue to work with Proper Suit on the official OTC suit, our Editor-in-Chief Chris Hogan took the recently delivered set of duds for a spin around town. This is a quick teaser for the full review which will be coming next month.  What we endeavor to accomplish here is explain what to expect … [Read more…]

The Fine Art of Going Sockless

The sockless look is very much in fashion at the moment.  It’s all over the place, from glossy magazine ads to TV to runways.  J.Crew, very much the bastion of today’s classic American menswear, has its models sporting Alden bluchers, vintage jeans and no socks. On the formal wear front, Thom Browne has made the … [Read more…]